The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for a Production Planner at our Fakenham site. Fakenham is our dedicated Meat Free facility, producing vegetarian, plant based products for under license for Linda McCartney Foods. 

The role of Supply Chain Planner is to utilise our ERP and MRP systems to ensure we have sufficient supply of all raw materials and packaging so that our factories can always run when required and that our costs are managed within / ahead of Budget.  This will primarily be achieved by utilising our M3 and Preactor systems, and there will also be reporting suites integrated with our systems outside of this to maintain such things as performance updates, KPI’s, storage costs etc. cover planning and scheduling Chilled & Frozen production.

As part of the Group Supply Chain, the above would be relevant to more than one site.  Strong relationships need to be formed with all of our customers, suppliers and your colleagues to obtain the most accurate data in terms of demand. To manage the supply and meet our customer expectations with no waste. Lean materials planning is imperative to ensure 100% service to production whilst maintaining optimal stock levels to mitigate obsolescence and effectively manage change. Daily interaction is required with many departments: Commercial, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Procurement, NPD and Process so it is essential to have good communication skills and the ability to operate at all levels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Raw Materials planning
  • Production planning & scheduling
  • Invoice queries
  • Data reporting

What you will need for the role / what it will take

  • Extensive Supply Chain experience, ideally gained in FMCG and frozen environments
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Detail orientated
  • Analytical

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • A day off work to support our charity partners
  • Flexible working options
  • Pension
  • Medical benefit and access to a 'Wellbeing' portal
  • And access to a HUB that offers many discounts from a range of suppliers and retailers

About Us

The Hain Daniels Group is one of the UK's leading food companies. We create food and drink products with natural goodness at their core. We're the business behind a host of household brands - Hartley's jams and jellies, Sun-Pat peanut butters, New Covent Garden Soup Co., Linda McCartney's meat free food, and Yorkshire Provender to name a few. Nearly half of our business is private label - we create quality freshly prepared fruit and juices, desserts, soups, sweet spreads and meat free products for our retail partners. 

Our Vision 

To make it easier for everyone to lead a healthier, balanced lifestyle. Without our great team of people, this vision couldn't be our reality. 

Our Business behaviours

As a business we strive to promote from within and our underlying business behaviours really enable us to drive this strategic objective. We believe we can provide an opportunity for all individuals to grow and achieve with Hain Daniels through demonstrating core behaviours such as ambition & energy, collaborative working, honest communication, innovation, delivering excellent quality, embracing versatility and equality

If Hain Daniels sounds like the company you'd like to contribute your energy and enthusiasm towards, and come on an exciting journey with us, then we can't wait to hear from you!